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Brass at the Bridgewater

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 29 June 2014

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On Friday 18th July Foden’s will be teaming up with the Love Music Trust in the Bridgewater Hall to help celebrate another year of high quality music education that has seen over 10,000 young people in Cheshire East engaged through the work of the Trust.

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Allan Withington Conducting School

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 27 June 2014

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On the 28th June Allan Withington`s annual Conductors Summer School will take place in Sandbach, Cheshire, hosted by Foden's. During the course of the week, 12 students from across Europe with get the opportunity to work with the Roberts Bakery Band in full rehearsals as well as a free outdoor 10...

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Free tickets for Southbank performance

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 27 June 2014

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On the 6th July Foden's will perform the London premiere of their New Music Biennial commission ' A Child Like You' by our Composer-in-Residence Andy Scott, at London's Southbank Centre 7.30pm. 'A Child Like You' tells the story of a 17 year old Ugandan Asian refugee who, after fleeing Uganda...

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Solo Contest Entries Now Open

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 21 June 2014

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The Foden's Annual Solo, Duet and Quartet Competition is now open to entries.

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Composers Contest

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 21 June 2014

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On Sunday 15th June Foden's held the finals of our '23 and under Composers Contest ' at the Royal Northern College of Music. A shortlist of 6 finalists were drawn up by 3 judges, Dr Peter Meechan, Philip Sparke and Miuchael Fowles. 

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Whit Friday History Makers

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 16 June 2014

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On Friday 13th June 2014 Foden's made history by competing in all 11 Tameside Villages, receiving 1st prize at all 11.

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Foden's set for Whit Friday Contests

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 11 June 2014

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Preparations are well underway for the annual Whit Friday Brass Band Contests. The competitions attract bands from all over the world to compete in this long standing tradition.

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Snell CD Released

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 11 June 2014

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We are pleased to announce that the bands latest CD release 'We Meet Again' featuring compositions and arrangements by Howard Snell is now available for purchase via the bands online shop The band enjoyed preparing the material for the cd as well as being conducted by Howard.

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Composers Contest

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 8 June 2014

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The judging panel of Philip Sparke, Dr Peter Meechan and Michael Fowles have now consulted on all the compositions submitted in the 23 and under category of our 2014 Composers Competition, run in partnership with RNCM.

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Hello and Goodbyes

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 4 June 2014

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In April Alan Hodgkinson (B flat bass) left the band in order to taking a break from banding. During Alan's career he has played with Dobcross, Sellers, Todmorden, Leyland and finally Foden's. The band are pleased to announce that ex Black Dyke player Danny Sinclair will join the band in...

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For any conductor and every audience, Foden’s Band is a musical Magic Carpet. It continually takes the listener to places that few other ensembles rarely even approach Howard Snell